Switched from Sprint to Verizon to buy the Turbo... and now GPS is no longer free...

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  1. Pologuy

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    Hi everyone, I switched from Sprint to Verizon 3 weeks ago to get the Turbo...

    However, it seems as though Verizon's GPS app costs $4.99 a month...

    Are there any real time, good, GPS apps/programs that anyone here uses and likes?

    Thanks!
     
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    By "GPS" I assume you mean maps/navigation? Google maps or Waze are the top ones. Nokia came out with a new one recently that a lot of folks seen to like.

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    Google maps!!
     
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    Forget VZ Navigator!!
     
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    GPS is 100% free on the Turbo and on all of Verizon's smartphones. It's just the use of Verizon's navigation app (VZ Navigator) that costs money. As others have mentioned, there are several excellent free navigation apps out there. There's really no reason to even consider paying for Verizon's. I'll echo the above comments and recommend the same apps:

    Google Maps
    Waze
    Nokia Here
     
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    Yes, absolutely no need to pay for Verizon's navigation app. Google maps is free, pre-installed, and does a great job at navigation. (the navigation function is inbedded in Google Maps. No longer a standalone app)

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
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    And don't you mean Sprint? I've never heard of Spring as a carrier (no insult or sarcasm intended).
     
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    Yup, give Google Maps, Waze, or Nokia HERE a shot. All free alternatives and I bet work alot better than Verizon Navigator. I don't get how Verizon thinks they can get away with charging for GPS when there are so many free alternatives.

    I've never used VZW Navigator, but I bet their "exclusive" feature is to show every Verizon store nearby lol
     
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    Try Nokia's Here maps. You will like it.
     
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    +1 for Nokia Here maps!
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
     
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    Yup, Google Maps here as well. Hit the little microphone icon and speak, "Navigate to...." and it'll take you there for FREE (Data useage/charges Apply for the initial search but Not the entire time you are Naving)
     
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    Have to agree with EVERYONE else that's posted in this thread.

    VZW Navigator isn't worth even paying for one month to see if it's worth paying for EVERY month.

    I personally use Google, which has waze warnings built in and is getting better about re-routing you when there's traffic/accidents/etc. Waze is basically the same thing, but you can report accidents, speed traps, and other things that other drivers might want to know about and be alerted of them as you're getting close to them.

    Here has nifty offline abilities that allow you to save map data for much larger areas than Google currently does.
     
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